gone batty Halloween cake & Halloween blog hop

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I’m so excited to share with you my first Halloween cake of the season (I have several more planned!). I dubbed this one “gone batty!” {grin}

And guess what else! I’m hosting a Halloween blog hop with some of my creative and crafty friends! From Halloween party treats to Halloween favors to Halloween home décor, we’ve got you covered! Scroll down to see all of the creative and creepy ideas!

But first, let’s talk cake! A crafty bat cake to be exact!

If you’re a baker, like me, whip out a two layer flat iced cake and pop it in the fridge. If you’re not, no worries! Head down to your favorite bakery (or even your favorite grocery) and pick up a simple no decoration cake. Even for those of us that love to bake, in a time crunch, heading to the local bakery is the best corner to cut!

Gone Batty Halloween Cake | Kim Byers of TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Now that you have the cake squared away, let’s get crafty!

You’ll need:

  • Sharp scissors
  • Lollipop sticks (cut in half or use short ones)
  • Co’ordinations Black Glitter Cardstock (available at JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores)
  • Bat template (half of a bat, intended to be cut out of folded sheet)
  • Hot glue
  • Optional: Black sixlet candies to finish the cake edges (available at JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores)

Easy steps for decorating your “gone batty” cake:

  • Fold cardstock in half (don’t crease too much or it will tear)
  • Place template (half of bat) on fold line and cut. This will give you a symmetrical bat and you’ll already have that nice fold that makes them look like they’re flying
  • Hot glue bats to the tips of your lollipop sticks
  • Insert into your cake at varying heights so that they appear to be flying in an upward motion
  • Optional: Attach additional bats to your cake backdrop for extra effect!

Gone Batty Cake and Cupcake | Kim Byers of TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Now please HOP over and visit my friends! 

scared batty Halloween cake + creative blogger Halloween hop

 

From left to right in the collage you’ll find:

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Kim Byers, creative director & owner of The Celebration Shoppe. Her work has been featured in Parents, Better Homes and Gardens, All You, Pregnancy, iVillage, Huffington Post and many others. Kim is also a contributing writer for Kellogg's Snackpicks and Parade magazine, as well as craft contributor for JoAnn.

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  1. 3

    This is such a great cake. I love how simple it is, even for a non baker like myself!
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  2. 4

    You have a talent for transforming simple cakes into wow pieces!! :)
    Love the glitter touch!

  3. 5

    I love how streamlined this is, Kim, but what a great look!
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  4. 6

    I am so completely in love with this cake! Yummy! So wish we were neighbors so I could come share a piece:)!

  5. 7

    Hi there!

    I just wanted to pop over and let you know that I’ve shared this post in an inspiration board for an Glitzy Girls Night In {for Halloween} my blog.

    Here is the direct link to the post if you want to check it out:
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    Thanks for sharing this post! I may have never found what I was looking for :)

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